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Friday, January 13, 2006

A Look Ahead at KDE 4

LinuxDevCenter has an interview with KDE developer Aaron J. Seigo about some of the cool new features that will be in KDE 4. KDE is the K Desktop Environment (GUI) for the X windowing system in Linux. They are aiming for a beta in the fall of this year. He also helps clarify what it means that KDE 4 will run on Mac OSX and Windows. There's a lot of interesting things in there. I'll say this, if they go with GStreamer for the multimedia system, I hope they figure out a way to make GStreamer easier to compile and install. Right now, it's a pain. Thanks Linux Today.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Pondering the Imponderable

I managed to finish the single player campaign of Ratchet: Deadlocked last night. You know a game is fun when you look up at the clock and say, "Oh, man, I've GOT to get to bed." I was concerned about how fun the game would be at first, but the cutscenes kept the humor in what could otherwise have become a very dark game. The bots are a nice touch. They're actually helpful without getting in the way. I'm going to keep going through challenge mode and see what other goodies I can unlock. I'd also like to try out co-op mode as well as online mode with Zombie.

Thunderbird 1.5 Released

The Mozilla team has finally unleashed Thunderbird 1.5, the latest and greatest version of their email client. You can check out the release notes for all of the swell new features. For me, Thunderbird 1.5 isn't as big of a deal as Firefox 1.5 was, but there's still enough nice new features to make it worth upgrading. I take that as a sign of Thunderbird's maturity.

Update! The Modern Pinball skin has been updated to work with Thunderbird 1.5. Sweeeet.

The Master comments: I'm much more concerned about the security fixes than the feature-set. I'm already sold on T-bird :-) This will be an immediate upgrade for me once I've got some time for it tonight.

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January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
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December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
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